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Mondkalb August 11, 2018 18:58

Tolkien's dragons
Just found this overview over the (named) dragons in Tolkien's works, might be of interest:

bio_hazard August 15, 2018 20:41

And yet Ancalagon can fit in a 10x10 corridor!

Sky August 15, 2018 23:32

Tolkien did go a bit overboard with Ancalong's description. Im happy just ignoring it as assuming it's just a really big dragon.

Nick August 16, 2018 00:02

Haven't finished watching it yet, but he got the timeline of Turin and Glaurung a bit wrong. Turin in fact killed Glaurung before finding out the truth about Nienor - that whole story is a magnificent piece of tragedy, IMO.

Mondkalb August 16, 2018 09:50

Yes, that is a bit of a mishmash.
IIRC, Turin wounded Glaurung deadly with gurthang, whereupon Glaurung told Turin that he had in fact married his sister. With Glaurung's death, the spell was lifted and Nienor committed suicide when she realised, that she had married her brother, who in turn also committed suicide after he learned about her death.

Gauss August 28, 2018 22:53

This video explains very well dragons in middle-earth
He also has a series focusing orcs,heroes,lore etc..
Worth watching

Grotug October 14, 2018 21:24

This one on balrogs and dragons has nice art accompanying it:

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